Pablo Picasso, Femme au béret et a la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter), 1937.
Sold for: £ 49,827,000.
Pablo Picasso, Le matador, 1970.
Sold for: £ 16,521,500
Sothebys ; Impressionist and modern art evening and surrealist art evening sales on February 28 in London reached a total of £ 136,001,500, led by an exceptional Picasso portrait. Femme au béret and à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) (1937) sold for £ 49,827,000.
making it the highest auction price for every painting ever sold in pounds in Europe. Among the other top players were Picasso’s Le matador (£ 16,521,500), André Derain’s Bateaux à Collioure (£ 10,876,500) and Umberto Boccioni’s Testa + luce + ambiente (£ 9,070,100) while Luster avec femme, homme et oiseau, a beautiful chandelier by Alberto Giacometti, sold for £ 7,602,400. Meanwhile, the Surrealist Art Evening Sale was led by Salvador Dalí’s beautiful Maison pour érotomane, which sold for £ 3,538,000. Click ahead to view the highlights from the results.
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